A FORMER estate agents office could be transformed into a rotisserie and delicatessen under new plans.

The proposed new business would be named ‘The Rotisserie’ and would be based at the site of the old Reeds Rains in Berry Lane, Longridge.

Applicant David Shaw said the business would offer quality locally supplied chicken, gammon and beef roasts, while it would also sell freshly made paninis and baguettes and fancy desserts and cakes.

In planning documents submitted as part of the application to Ribble Valley council, Mr Shaw said: “To change the use to a high class rotisserie and delicatessen would surely have no negative impact on the heritage town of Longridge.

“To be offering quality locally supplied chicken gammon and beef roasts including freshly made paninis and baguettes, fancy desserts and cakes and a delicatessen would hopefully be welcomed by the residents of this expanding town.

“The neighbouring shop unit was originally a roast chicken shop in the 1990’s prior to becoming a clothes shop then more recently in 2016 a micro pub, which has proved very popular,” he added.

If approved, it is proposed that the opening hours of the business would be between 8am and 6pm each day Monday to Saturday.

The plans will be considered by Ribble Valley planners at a future meeting.